HALIFAX — Fredericton Police are asking individuals to avoid the area around the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, saying police are in scene “investigating a file.”
In a Twitter post Friday afternoon, UNB says its Fredericton and Saint John campuses, along with its Moncton site, will be evacuated immediately as a precautionary measure.
“Residence students should shelter in place,” wrote UNB in a Twitter post.
As a precautionary measure, we are evacuating the UNB Fredericton and UNB Saint John campuses and the Moncton site immediately. Residence students should shelter in place. Further details will be provided as soon as they become available.
— UNB (@UNB) September 10, 2021
Police have not provided any other details about the incident.
St. Thomas University is also evacuating, according to a Twitter post.
“We have been advised to close the STU Campus effective immediately and ask everyone to leave until further notice,” read the tweet.
Students in residence at STU are asked to remain in their residence hall until further notice.
We have been advised to close the STU Campus effective immediately and ask everyone to leave until further notice. We will provide further information as it becomes available. Residence students are asked to remain in their residence halls until further notice.
— St. Thomas University (@StThomasU) September 10, 2021
STU says more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Police are on scene at UNB investigating a file. Please avoid the area. We will provide updates when it is appropriate.
— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) September 10, 2021
The New Brunswick Community College said on Twitter that it was closing its Fredericton campus and the Allied Health Education Centre campus in Saint John, N.B.
NBCC Fredericton Campus will be closed effective immediately and we ask everyone to leave until further notice. We will provide further information as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/5iOEXnfGRu
— New Brunswick Community College (@myNBCC) September 10, 2021